Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Quick Non-Quilting Post

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If you follow my personal Facebook page, you know that I am a huge Google Reader user. I use it for aggregating all of my blogs. Well, Google has decided to give me the figurative finger, and so it’s time to move on. In that spirit, I present to you Bloglovin’. Now, I’m not a complete convert yet, but in order to “claim” my blog on Bloglovin’, I needed to paste the code at the top of this poste to verify that this is indeed my blog. So why not plug them in the process?

Happy sewing!

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Solstice Stars

I’ve been ogling the Solstice Stars Series over at Fresh Lemon Quilts for awhile now. But as is my usual, I kept bumping other projects to the top of the list. Actually, you might recognize one of the blocks from my last post as being from this series too. The difference is that that was simply a pieced block. These two use the foundation paper piecing method.

So, without further ado, here are the blocks!

The Whirling Star:

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And the Star of Mystery:

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Happy sewing!

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From under my rock…

Hi all!

So, clearly I’ve failed a little bit in my resolutions. Actually, I’ve failed at all of them…but I’m not a resolutions person, so gotta try not to beat myself up about it. Every day is an opportunity to turn one’s life around. Why people insist on trying to do this with every new year I’ll never know.

But what have I been up to? Hiding under a rock mostly. It’s been a rough couple of months for me on a personal level, but I won’t get into that. What I will tell you about are my sewing accomplishments!

First:

Gen X Quilters Sisters' Ten BOM

I came across the Sisters’ Ten Modern BOM by gen X quilters quite by accident. I just loved everything about it: the traditional blocks with a modern twist and the modern layout with the big open negative space are the two that come readily to mind. So, I jumped right in and grabbed a couple fat quarter bundles of Tula Pink’s Salt Water in blue and green from LimaSews. I absolutely love it!

Sisters' Ten BOM Fabric

Here are my finishes so far for this BOM.

January:
Sisters' Ten January

February:
Sisters' Ten February

March:

Sisters Ten MarchBOM2
Sisters Ten MarchBOM1

You may notice in the pictures, sometime in February I finally got around to tacking some batting up in my sewing room to use as a design wall. So simple. So effective. Sew fabulous!

In February I took a trip to Tennessee to visit with family for a week. I got snowed out of Boston, though, so it ended up being more like 10 days. Anyway, on one of those days my aunt came out to the living room with a ‘new’ pillow. I didn’t know this about her, but she has a weird thing for pillows; always changing their covers; moving them around the house. Weird to say the least. But this particular pillow cover was absolutely hideous! Guess where it is now? In my sewing room. It’s my sizing pattern so I can make her a new one.

I got around to playing with a few new blocks today that I thought might make good pillows. The first wound up looking too patriotic/Texas for my taste. My aunt called it ‘Colonial’ and I think she’s right:
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I honestly have no idea what I was thinking with those color choices. What was I expecting, some kind of modern twist on a Fourth of July celebration? No idea. Don’t get me wrong, I like the pattern, but not in these colors.

And lastly, I love this pattern and in these colors, but my sewing skills aren’t really up to the task of making this block to actually give to someone. So many points to match up! Don’t look too closely – it’s a hot mess!!

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‘Til next time (which will hopefully be sooner than last time!),

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